Hunters Go Head-to-Head for a $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Win
Saugerties, NY (August 10, 2016): Thirty-nine showed up to prove who was the ultimate in finesse and style in Sunday’s $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix win, but only one horse and rider could take home blue-ribbon bragging rights.
Britta Lippert of Sea Girt, New Jersey, brought home the top title aboard Quintus, owned by Rebecca Cohen. This win marks the equestrian’s second $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix victory after a win in Week V. As the last pair to show of the top twelve in the second round, they earned a score of 83. Combined with their first-round score of 82, they totaled 165 for the win.
Second place went to Hypnotic, owned and ridden by Gabi Morris of Bridgewater, New Jersey. They earned a first round score of 80, and a second-round score of 80 for a total of 162, just three points behind Cohen.
New York equestrian Brett Lieb piloting Sastune won back-to-back blue ribbons in the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix during Weeks II and III at HITS-on-the Hudson, and were hoping to continue their winning ways. They earned consistent scores of 79 in both rounds for a total of 158 and the yellow ribbon for their efforts.
Isabelle Greenbaum of Merrick, New York, came in just one point behind Lieb with Tesoro. They earned a 73 in the first round, and garnered a major improvement in the second round with a score of 84 for a total of 157, giving them fourth.
Rounding out the top five was Jillian Rosenwasser of New York, New York, and Summer Vay-K, owned by Donna Rosenwasser. Jillian and Summer Vay-K have scored consistently in the top ribbons both at Saugerties this summer and at HITS Ocala this past winter, and today was no different. They reined in a first round score of 78.5, combined with a 76 in the second round for a total of 154.5.
(C) ESI Photography Britta Lippert and Quintus on their way to a $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix win.
(C) ESI Photography Britta Lippert and Quintus winning the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix.
The Charles Owen Leading Hunter Rider was Kristy Herrera aboard Candid, owned by Jennifer Alfano in the Conformation Hunter division.
Read more about Kristy's performance in the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby here.